1st Sunday Ordinary Time, Baptism of the Lord, Reminds us of our Baptism and Christian Mission
Jesus Christ was baptized not because He has sins, rather He who is sinless is baptized so that the sinners may find grace and righteousness. He told John the Baptist, His baptism is to fulfill all righteousness. Let us be reminded of our Baptism, thus, renewing ourselves to live for God, to strive to grow in spiritual life, and to remind ourselves of our Christian mission. Our mission to bring God to the world and the world to God by our very lives becoming godly day after day.
Baptism of Jesus
The Baptism of Jesus in Matthew 3 is filled with images of the Old Testament. Indeed, the Baptism of Jesus could be said to have striking echoes of Old Testament historical events.
For example, what did the geography of where Jesus was Baptized in the Jordan mean for Matthew's Jewish audience and it's relation to the Old Exodus?
Additionally, in the narrative of the Baptism of Jesus describes the heavens opening and Jesus being anointed by the spirit. What would this have meant for Matthew's audience?
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Catholics mark what they believe is baptism of Jesus Christ
(11 Jan 2019) Catholics gathered near the banks of the Jordan river on Friday to mark the baptism of Jesus Christ.
Around 2,500 pilgrims, including Iraqi and Syrian refugees, took part in events at Al-Maghtas where, according to Christian tradition, John the Baptist baptised Jesus.
The Bishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate, led prayers at the Latin church, located near the eastern bank of the river.
Pizzaballa called upon the Christian churches around the world to take part in the annual pilgrimage at the eastern side of the Jordan river.
Priests blessed people with water from the holy river and parishioners prayed and sang together.
Why Was Jesus Baptized? | Made For Glory
Why was Jesus baptized if he was sinless and true God? It's one of the most perplexing moments in the Gospels.
Watch this episode of Made for Glory as Father Michael Nixon discusses the Baptism of Christ.
The Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the River Jordan - Rosary Meditation Aid - Art and Music
An aid for meditation while praying the Rosary. The first Luminous Mystery is The Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. John had been calling all to repent of their sins and be baptized. He was preparing the people for the coming of Christ. He said, “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.” Thus, John prepares the way. So when Jesus was ready to begin his public ministry, he comes to John to be baptized.
And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him; ...
Baptism of the Lord, cycle "A day with an Icon"
One-minute meditation over the image of the Icon of Baptism of Our Lord followed by the wonderful Orthodox Church music
Why Was Jesus Baptized?
Why was Jesus baptized?
We all know what baptism does.
According to the Catechism: "The fruit of Baptism, or baptismal grace, is a rich reality that includes: forgiveness of original sin and all personal sins, birth into the new life by which man becomes an adoptive son of the Father, a member of Christ and a temple of the Holy Spirit.
"By this very fact the person baptized is incorporated into the Church, the Body of Christ, and
made a sharer in the priesthood of Christ" [CCC 1279].
So, as you can see, it's quite clear why Jesus would need to be baptized. He . . . hey, wait!
Jesus didn't need to achieve any of those things!
Why, then, was he baptiz...
Piero della Francesca, The Baptism of Christ
Piero della Francesca, The Baptism of Christ, 1450s, tempera on wood, 167 x 116 cm (National Gallery, London). Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.